La Palma has a wide network of viewpoints from which you can admire the sea and, on occasions, enjoy the island’s fishing tradition.


El Serradero viewpoint

This area is located near Santo Domingo and is part of the Costa de Hiscaguán Natural Monument. From here you can see the cliffy coast of Garafía and the varied vegetation of the surrounding area, including “tabaibas” (a type of crassulaceae) and “cardones” (a type of cactus). You can also see several “roques”, such as Roque de Santo Domingo, Roque del Guincho and Roque de Las Tabaibas.


La Tosca viewpoint

It is located on the northern road, next to the access to the hamlet of the same name. From here you can see the hamlets of La Tosca (just below), Topaciegas, La Palmita and Gallegos (to the west).

Gallegos viewpoint

It is located in the Gallegos neighbourhood and from it you can see the coast of the municipality and the old wharf of Talavera.

La Montañeta viewpoint

It is located between the Punta Cumplida lighthouse and La Fajana, offering views of both coastal enclaves.

La Cuesta viewpoint

Also known as Lomo Machín, this viewpoint in Barlovento offers views of the entire east coast of the municipality and also of Los Sauces.

Breña Alta

La Concepción viewpoint

It is located at the southern end of a crater declared a Natural Monument and offers views over Santa Cruz de La Palma, with the port in the foreground on one side and the airport and the coast of Breña Baja on the other.

La Cumbre viewpoint

It is at an altitude of about 1,300 metres and offers a panoramic view of the municipalities of Santa Cruz de La Palma, Breña Alta, Breña Baja and Villa de Mazo, from the areas covered with evergreen forest to the coast.

Breña Baja

Risco Alto viewpoint

There are incredible views of the tourist area of Los Cancajos and its coast, as well as of Santa Cruz de La Palma and La Palma Airport.

Montaña de la Breña viewpoint

From here you can see a view from the sea to the peaks and it is located in the Montaña de la Breña recreational area.


El Charco viewpoint

Here you can see part of the Tamanca Protected Landscape. It offers a panoramic view, from the Canarian pine forest of the summit to the coastal tabaiba scrubland of the lower areas of the municipality, and the strip of coastline that is part of the Marine Reserve of La Palma.

Astronomical viewpoint of the San Antonio volcano

The viewpoint of the San Antonio volcano is located in the south of La Palma, in the area known as Cumbre Vieja, in Fuencaliente, at an altitude of 633 metres above sea level. The San Antonio volcano viewpoint has a visitor centre.


Cruz de la Reina viewpoint

It has views of the Natural Monument of the Hiscaguán Coast.

Viewpoint of Montaña de Matos

It is located in the coastal area of El Pinar and, from the top of the mountain, you can see the fields, the neighbouring municipality of Garafía on the other side of the Barranco de Izcagua, and the cliffs of the coast.


Las vueltas de San Juanito viewpoint

This is a small viewpoint from which you can contemplate the coastal landscape, as well as the peaks and slopes of Santa Cruz de La Palma, Las Breñas and Villa de Mazo.

El Salto del enamorado viewpoint

It is located in San Bartolomé, in La Galga, from where you can see the municipality.

Nogales viewpoint

It is located before reaching the beach of the same name and offers a spectacular view of the cliffy beach.

Santa Cruz de La Palma

Los Gomeros ravine viewpoint

It is located at the northern exit of the municipality and from here you can see the coast of Santa Cruz de La Palma, Las Breñas and La Palma Airport.

El Carmen ravine viewpoint

It provides spectacular views of the east and south skies. Its thematic focuses on the ancient mythological vision of the seas, the religious past of the inhabitants of the Canary Islands and the link to the star Canopus, the main star of the Argos ship. There are also four planispheres that make it easier to recognise the constellations in the sky.

Hermitage of La Luz

Built on the cliff of La Luz, like a defensive watchtower visible from the port of Santa Cruz de La Palma, the hermitage is consecrated to the Dominican friar San Pedro González Telmo and Nuestra Señora de la Luz (Our Lady of Light). As protectors of sailors, both devotions have played an essential role in the religious and devotional history of the neighbourhood, which was originally occupied by sailors, pilots in the Indian route, fishermen and ship owners. It offers the best panoramic views of the port of Santa Cruz de La Palma.

Castillo de La Virgen

Like the Castillo de Santa Catalina, this fortress located on the slope of La Encarnación was also built in the 20th century. It was built to provide a stage for the “Dialogue between the Castle and the Ship”, an important act of the entrance of the Virgin into the city of Santa Cruz de La Palma, on the occasion of the “Fiestas de la Bajada de la Virgen” (Descent of the Virgin Festivity) which are held every five years. The views of the city of Santa Cruz de La Palma from this place are magnificent.


El Time viewpoint

It is located at the entrance to the municipality and offers views of the Aridane Valley and the Caldera de Taburiente National Park.

Morro de las Salinas viewpoint

It is on the way down to El Porís de Tijarafe and offers views of the cliffy coast of the municipality.

El Time cliff viewpoint

From this viewpoint you can see a different view closer to the beach of Tazacorte and the coast of the municipality.

El Jurado viewpoint

You can see the mouth of the Barranco del Jurado Natural Monument and the Jurado beach.

Villa de Mazo

Viewpoint of La Ladera

It is located to the north of Mazo’s town centre. From the viewpoint you can enjoy a panoramic view of the midlands and the north coast of Villa de Mazo.

La Caldereta viewpoint

It is located on the road from Tiguerorte to Porís, on the edge of the Caldereta Crater. There is a view of the south coast of the municipality from Montaña del Azufre to Porís, as well as of the neighbourhoods of Tiguerorte, Tigalate and Montes de Luna.

Airport viewpoint

It is located on the LP-205 road from La Bajita to Hoyo de Mazo, as you leave the airport. From here you can see the terminal, a large area of banana plantations and the coastal neighbourhood of La Bajita.


Las Hoyas viewpoint

In the past, from this viewpoint you could see the extensive green mantle of the local star product: The Canary Island banana. Nowadays it is one of the observation points of the “fajanas” created by the last volcanic eruption.

San Andrés y Sauces

Garden of the Hesperides

This viewpoint offers wide panoramic views of the La Galga ravine. It is home to the monument of the “Garden of the Hesperides”, a tribute to the ancient classical myth and its link to the Canary Islands. The Venus represents the Goddess Juno or Hera, symbol of Mother Nature and fertility; and the Ram, a solar symbol, comes from the golden rams of the myth and the Argonauts.

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